Author Archives: growinginpeace

That Good Feeling of Control

I know I haven’t posted in ages.  I’ve been dealing with some difficult family stuff.  I just thought I’d share this presentation I just watched.  I think it’s important to share the message here. Exploring Self-Regulation, Trauma and Creativity and … Continue reading

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Nature Deficit Disorder

It is my very humble opinion that much of our world’s current malaise is due to what Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, coined as “Nature Deficit Disorder”. Getting out in nature has always been an experience … Continue reading

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Family Game Night – The Amazing Labyrinth

I know it’s been a while, but I thought I’d start blogging here again.  My daughters are 10, 8 and 7 now, and while we don’t to preschool or kindergarten things here, we are still always looking for interesting things … Continue reading

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It’s maple syrup tapping time

I’m a big believer in learning from the source.  It’s good to learn from books, but much better to learn from experiencing or observing things first-hand.   Check out your local area for free to low cost events that might be … Continue reading

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Sweet Fairy Birthday Tea Party

I just had to share the talents of my sister in law, who scoured the internet for ideas for a fairy birthday tea party. She made all of the decorations herself, traced and painted the wall mural, made the fairy … Continue reading

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Kids Inventing! An Interview with author Susan Casey

Susan Casey is the author of Kids Inventing! A Handbook for Young Inventors and Women Invent! Two Centuries of Discoveries That Have Shaped Our World. She is also a journalist and her articles and photographs have appeared in Family Circle, … Continue reading

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Storytelling fair

One of the nicest little freebies we attended this weekend was a storytelling/autumn fair for kids.  It was a nice event to share the long-standing oral tradition of storytelling.  And free is GOOD. It wasn’t very big, but it had … Continue reading

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